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National Summary


Further scattered showers with sunny spells this afternoon and evening. Winds mostly light to moderate north to northwest in direction.


Showers will become isolated this evening, however patchy rain and drizzle will develop in the northwest later tonight and extend southwards overnight. Lowest temperatures will fall to between 1 and 5 degrees, coolest in the south with a risk of some grass frost and northwesterly winds will fall light.


Thursday will be a mainly dry day, however, some showers will develop. Generally it will be a cloudy day but some bright or sunny spells will break through. Northwesterly winds will be mostly moderate but increase fresh at times. Top temperatures will reach 10 to 13 degrees.


OUTLOOK: Temperatures improving marginally for May Bank Holiday, but with low pressure very gradually moving in across Ireland.FRIDAY: Dry across much of the country on Friday and feeling less cold than in recent days. There will be some sunny spells but it will be mostly cloudy and there will be a few showers, these most likely in Atlantic coastal counties. Light southerly breezes will freshen along Atlantic coasts. Maximum temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees.FRIDAY NIGHT: Dry across most areas under broken cloud. Light southerly winds will freshen around dawn with patchy rain arriving into southern and western coasts. Lowest temperatures 4 to 7 degrees Celsius, coldest early in the night. SATURDAY: Rather breezy with fresh south to southeast winds. Some scattered outbreaks of rain, with a lot of cloud cover in general. Best of any sunny spells across the midlands, north and east. Highest temperatures 11 to 14 degrees Celsius, with best values across the midlands. SUNDAY: Current indications suggest low pressure will move up over Ireland. Still some uncertainty as to the track of the low, with most of the rain across the south and east.

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Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

Northwest, 5 Knots, Cloudy, 18 Miles, 1023, Falling slowly

Dublin Airport

North-Northeast, 9 Knots, Cloudy, 24 Miles, 1022, Falling slowly

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

North-Northeast, 8 Knots, Wave ht: 1 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1023, Steady

Roches Point Automatic

North-Northwest, 12 Knots, Cloudy, 18 Miles, 1024, Steady

Sherkin Island Automatic

North, 8 Knots, Cloudy, 24 Miles, 1025, Steady

Valentia Automatic

North, 11 Knots, Cloudy, 16 Miles, 1025, Steady

Mace Head Automatic

North-Northwest, 13 Knots, Cloudy, 24 Miles, 1025, Falling slowly

Belmullet Automatic

North-Northwest, 11 Knots, Fair, 16 Miles, 1025, Falling slowly

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

North-Northwest, 9 Knots, Wave ht:0.9 m, 1023, Steady

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

North, 13 Knots, Wave ht: 1.6 m, 1025, Steady

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

Northwest, 11 Knots, Wave height not available, 1025, Falling slowly

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

North, 7 Knots, Wave ht: 2.0 m, 1029, Falling slowly

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 1700 Thursday 27 April 2017 Issued at 1700 Wednesday 26 April 2017

Meteorological Situation at 1500: An anticyclone of 1030hpa in the mid-Atlantic extends a ridge of high pressure over the country with a light to moderate north to northwest airflow. A weak warm front will slowly track southwards over Ireland later tonight.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Erris Head to Fair Head to Carnsore Point and the Irish Sea

Wind: Northwest force 4 or 5, increasing force 5 to 6 by morning.

Weather: Mainly fair but patches of rain and drizzle will occur tonight followed by showers tomorrow.

Visibility: Generally good, but moderate in rain, drizzle or showers.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Carnsore Point to Valentia to Erris Head

Wind: North to Northwest force 3 to 5.

Weather: Mainly fair but patches of rain and drizzle will occur tonight followed by showers tomorrow.

Visibility: Generally good, but moderate in rain, drizzle or showers.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1700 Friday 28 April 2017: Moderate, occasionally fresh northwest winds will gradually back south to southwest and increase strong along Atlantic coasts by Friday evening. Mostly fair with just isolated showers.

Weather Warnings

Small Craft Warning

North to Northwest winds will occasionally increase to force 6 Thursday forenoon on coasts from Malin Head to Fair Head to Belfast Lough.